Bug 506689 - firstaidkit shouldn't require grub
firstaidkit shouldn't require grub
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstaidkit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Sivák
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: ZedoraTracker
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Reported: 2009-06-18 07:00 EDT by Karsten Hopp
Modified: 2010-04-30 04:17 EDT (History)
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Description Karsten Hopp 2009-06-18 07:00:40 EDT
Description of problem:
There's no grub on s390, s390x, ppc, ppc64, sparc. firstaidkit-plugin-grub
requires grub on all those archs. Even when an ExcludeArch is added for the plugin-grub subpackage, there's still an requirement for firstaidkit-plugin-grub
in the plugin-all subpackage which then fails.

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%ifnarch s390 s390x won't help here as this is a noarch package
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2009-06-29 05:27:39 EDT
This is blocking any progress on creating bootable images for s390x with pungi, please fix
Comment 2 Martin Sivák 2009-06-30 08:06:28 EDT
Hi, rpm doesn't support arch dependent subpackages for arch independent main package. We already filled a ticked for the rpm team. But will it help to temporarily remove the plugin-all subpackage? How does it get into the compose anyway?
Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2009-06-30 09:35:56 EDT
I have no idea what pulls in this package, repoquery doesn't show anything and the pungi kickstart file is quite minimalistic to speed things up.
Remiving the plugin-all package would be a possible solution to these kind of problems on architectures without grub. ExcludeArch for subpackages fortunately
seems to work even for noarch packages, only ifarch and ifnarch don't.

I'm working around this problem atm. with a package that just provides grub, but we need to have a look at it so things work when rel-eng takes over the pungi image creation.
Comment 4 Martin Sivák 2009-08-26 08:35:18 EDT
Grub plugin should not be included for s390, ppcs and sparc after anaconda 12.17 comes out.
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